Wings lock up Babcock for four more

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Detroit, MI - The Detroit Red Wings have signed head coach Mike Babcock to a four-year contract extension.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the new pact will take Babcock through the 2014-15 season.

Babcock is entering his sixth season as Red Wings coach and has compiled a record of 259-101-52 in the regular season. He was the first coach to win at least 50 games in each of his first four seasons with a team.

The 47-year-old Saskatoon native led the Red Wings to their 11th Stanley Cup title in the spring of 2008. He also guided the club to the Stanley Cup Finals the following spring, finishing one win shy of back-to-back championships.

Babcock also spent two seasons with Anaheim and guided the Ducks to the Cup Finals in the spring of 2003.

In seven seasons, plus two games this year, Babcock has an overall coaching record of 328-163-85 with a mark of 63-39 in the playoffs.

Babcock has also had success at the international level, guiding Team Canada to Olympic gold at the Vancouver Games this past February and a World Championship in 2004. He is the first coach to win a Stanley Cup, Olympic gold and a World Championship.


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